Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria

Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria is Northern Virginia's oldest Fair Trade retailer. Located on King Street since 1994, it has become the preferred source for gifts and home decor for many loyal customers in Alexandria, Arlington, DC, and beyond!
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Because every handcrafted object has a life of meaning behind it
Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. We're a global maker‑to‑market movement. We're a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares — and to share in the joy of connecting with makers in ten thousand villages. As a pioneer of fair trade, we do business differently, putting people and planet first. That means y

Because every handcrafted object has a life of meaning behind it
Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. We're a global maker‑to‑market movement. We're a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares — and to share in the joy of connecting with makers in ten thousand villages. As a pioneer of fair trade, we do business differently, putting people and planet first. That means y

Operating as usual

Starting July 2 - July 5 take 15% off your purchase of $50 or more!!!
06/27/2021

Starting July 2 - July 5 take 15% off your purchase of $50 or more!!!

Starting July 2 - July 5 take 15% off your purchase of $50 or more!!!

Happy Summer Everyone!!!
06/24/2021

Happy Summer Everyone!!!

Happy Summer Everyone!!!

We’ve got some new items on sale! Come in and get them before they’re gone!
06/23/2021

We’ve got some new items on sale! Come in and get them before they’re gone!

🚨🚨THIS JUST IN!!🚨🚨 Jewish Blessing Hamsa Garland from Mahaguthi Craft With Conscience7 handcrafted cotton flags with gol...
06/22/2021

🚨🚨THIS JUST IN!!🚨🚨 Jewish Blessing Hamsa Garland from Mahaguthi Craft With Conscience

7 handcrafted cotton flags with gold screen printed key values of the Jewish tradition Justice (blue), Honor (red), Healing (purple), Peace (turquoise), Loving Kindness (purple), Compassion (red), & Love (blue).

🚨🚨THIS JUST IN!!🚨🚨 Jewish Blessing Hamsa Garland from Mahaguthi Craft With Conscience

7 handcrafted cotton flags with gold screen printed key values of the Jewish tradition Justice (blue), Honor (red), Healing (purple), Peace (turquoise), Loving Kindness (purple), Compassion (red), & Love (blue).

Timeline Photos
06/18/2021

Timeline Photos

Now more than ever we have a reason to celebrate. So let’s get together!
06/18/2021

Now more than ever we have a reason to celebrate. So let’s get together!

Now more than ever we have a reason to celebrate. So let’s get together!

Come in today and find a great fair trade gift for your grad or dad!
06/17/2021

Come in today and find a great fair trade gift for your grad or dad!

Come in today and find a great fair trade gift for your grad or dad!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, be sure to stop in and pick up one of our one of a kind cards for your one of a...
06/15/2021

Father’s Day is right around the corner, be sure to stop in and pick up one of our one of a kind cards for your one of a kind dad!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, be sure to stop in and pick up one of our one of a kind cards for your one of a kind dad!

Shopping made even easier!
06/13/2021

Shopping made even easier!

Shopping made even easier!

Serve up your favorite summer fare with this set of Sleek Teak Salad Servers handcrafted in Indonesia. Our fair trade pa...
06/12/2021

Serve up your favorite summer fare with this set of Sleek Teak Salad Servers handcrafted in Indonesia. Our fair trade partner Mitra Bali works to support small‒scale, independently operating workshops by providing design consultancy, and assistance in marketing and export.

Serve up your favorite summer fare with this set of Sleek Teak Salad Servers handcrafted in Indonesia. Our fair trade partner Mitra Bali works to support small‒scale, independently operating workshops by providing design consultancy, and assistance in marketing and export.

06/12/2021
We are excited to welcome Team Evanston as they embark on a 600 mile cycle ride to raise awareness and money for fair tr...
06/12/2021

We are excited to welcome Team Evanston as they embark on a 600 mile cycle ride to raise awareness and money for fair trade! See you at 10am today to help us send them on their way! Fair Travel for Fair Trade 2021 Ten Thousand Villages Evanston

#LiveLifeFair

We are excited to welcome Team Evanston as they embark on a 600 mile cycle ride to raise awareness and money for fair trade! See you at 10am today to help us send them on their way! Fair Travel for Fair Trade 2021 Ten Thousand Villages Evanston

#LiveLifeFair

Great news! You can now shop our store online. Just go to tenthousandvilleges.com/alexandria and you will find all of yo...
06/10/2021

Great news! You can now shop our store online. Just go to tenthousandvilleges.com/alexandria and you will find all of your favorite fair trade goodies all from the comfort of your own home!!!

Great news! You can now shop our store online. Just go to tenthousandvilleges.com/alexandria and you will find all of your favorite fair trade goodies all from the comfort of your own home!!!

Join us as we give a big fair trade send off to our fair trade partners from the Ten Thousand Villages store in Evanston...
06/10/2021

Join us as we give a big fair trade send off to our fair trade partners from the Ten Thousand Villages store in Evanston, IL. They will be riding 550 miles to bring awareness to fair trade and the difference it can make in makers' lives.

Join us as we give a big fair trade send off to our fair trade partners from the Ten Thousand Villages store in Evanston, IL. They will be riding 550 miles to bring awareness to fair trade and the difference it can make in makers' lives.

We're so glad that you are as excited about our annual #FairTradeRugEvent as we are!If you aren’t familiar our friends a...
06/09/2021

We're so glad that you are as excited about our annual #FairTradeRugEvent as we are!
If you aren’t familiar our friends at Bunyaad, let us make the introductions: Bunyaad - meaning "foundation" is a Rug Room based in Lahore, Pakistan that has been working with artisans since 1982. Today, the artisan group includes over 850 families from 100 villages, and fair trade business ideals are practiced.
Make sure to RSVP to our event on Facebook where you will be able to learn more about these ancient rug-making techniques and browse and shop their gorgeous inventory! #FairTradeYourFloors

We're so glad that you are as excited about our annual #FairTradeRugEvent as we are!
If you aren’t familiar our friends at Bunyaad, let us make the introductions: Bunyaad - meaning "foundation" is a Rug Room based in Lahore, Pakistan that has been working with artisans since 1982. Today, the artisan group includes over 850 families from 100 villages, and fair trade business ideals are practiced.
Make sure to RSVP to our event on Facebook where you will be able to learn more about these ancient rug-making techniques and browse and shop their gorgeous inventory! #FairTradeYourFloors

Entertaining made easy!
06/09/2021

Entertaining made easy!

Entertaining made easy!

We are your one stop shop for grads and dads!
06/08/2021

We are your one stop shop for grads and dads!

We are your one stop shop for grads and dads!

Father's Day is coming up, checkout our new blog to help you find a gift for dad!!!
06/07/2021

Father's Day is coming up, checkout our new blog to help you find a gift for dad!!!

Father's Day is coming up, checkout our new blog to help you find a gift for dad!!!

Come in today for all your favorite fair trade goodies!!!
06/05/2021

Come in today for all your favorite fair trade goodies!!!

Come in today for all your favorite fair trade goodies!!!

Come in and check out these amazingly adorable shelf sitters from OTICART International Limited!!!
06/03/2021

Come in and check out these amazingly adorable shelf sitters from OTICART International Limited!!!

Come in and check out these amazingly adorable shelf sitters from OTICART International Limited!!!

Check out this ECO-LEATHER MESSENGER BAG from Craft Resource Center - CRC. A brown eco-leather bag with brushed antiqued...
06/01/2021

Check out this ECO-LEATHER MESSENGER BAG from Craft Resource Center - CRC. A brown eco-leather bag with brushed antiqued brass-colored metal findings, buckles, and zipper pull and cotton lining. Eco-leather is crafted without using hazardous chemicals in the tanning process.

Check out this ECO-LEATHER MESSENGER BAG from Craft Resource Center - CRC. A brown eco-leather bag with brushed antiqued brass-colored metal findings, buckles, and zipper pull and cotton lining. Eco-leather is crafted without using hazardous chemicals in the tanning process.

These Minimalist Serving Boards made from Mango Wood from Asha Handicrafts Association are guaranteed to impress your gu...
06/01/2021

These Minimalist Serving Boards made from Mango Wood from Asha Handicrafts Association are guaranteed to impress your guests!

These Minimalist Serving Boards made from Mango Wood from Asha Handicrafts Association are guaranteed to impress your guests!

Happening now through Monday, get 25% Off ONE item!!!
05/29/2021

Happening now through Monday, get 25% Off ONE item!!!

Happening now through Monday, get 25% Off ONE item!!!

TOMORROW May 28, 2021 is our Memorial Weekend Sale get 25% Off ONE item!!! Sale ends Monday May 31, 2021!
05/27/2021

TOMORROW May 28, 2021 is our Memorial Weekend Sale get 25% Off ONE item!!! Sale ends Monday May 31, 2021!

TOMORROW May 28, 2021 is our Memorial Weekend Sale get 25% Off ONE item!!! Sale ends Monday May 31, 2021!

Can you tell the difference between our Date Palm Leaf baskets from Rishilpi International Handicrafts ? I’m sure you ca...
05/26/2021

Can you tell the difference between our Date Palm Leaf baskets from Rishilpi International Handicrafts ? I’m sure you can HANDLE it!

Can you tell the difference between our Date Palm Leaf baskets from Rishilpi International Handicrafts ? I’m sure you can HANDLE it!

The Graceful Lotus necklace/earrings handcrafted from recycled bomb casings in Cambodia by Rajana are STUNNING!!!
05/25/2021

The Graceful Lotus necklace/earrings handcrafted from recycled bomb casings in Cambodia by Rajana are STUNNING!!!

The Graceful Lotus necklace/earrings handcrafted from recycled bomb casings in Cambodia by Rajana are STUNNING!!!

Mark your calendars! Our Memorial Day Sale is coming! Take 25% off one item starting May 28 - May 31!!!
05/23/2021

Mark your calendars! Our Memorial Day Sale is coming! Take 25% off one item starting May 28 - May 31!!!

Mark your calendars! Our Memorial Day Sale is coming! Take 25% off one item starting May 28 - May 31!!!

It’s Bike to Work Day! Can you tell we’re excited for it?
05/21/2021

It’s Bike to Work Day! Can you tell we’re excited for it?

Timeline Photos
05/19/2021

Timeline Photos

Checkout these AMAZING bracelets by Nepal Knotcraft Centre!! This bracelet holds a secret code! The Morse Code bracelet ...
05/19/2021

Checkout these AMAZING bracelets by Nepal Knotcraft Centre!! This bracelet holds a secret code! The Morse Code bracelet uses silver‒ and gold‒colored metal beads to spell out a special message for an advocate, hero, or angel you admire.

Checkout these AMAZING bracelets by Nepal Knotcraft Centre!! This bracelet holds a secret code! The Morse Code bracelet uses silver‒ and gold‒colored metal beads to spell out a special message for an advocate, hero, or angel you admire.

🎉🎉 It’s graduation season🎉🎉, be sure to stop in today for the graduate in your life!
05/18/2021

🎉🎉 It’s graduation season🎉🎉, be sure to stop in today for the graduate in your life!

🎉🎉 It’s graduation season🎉🎉, be sure to stop in today for the graduate in your life!

We’re shining a light on our artisan partners in India right now. Come in and check it out!
05/18/2021

We’re shining a light on our artisan partners in India right now. Come in and check it out!

Address

915 King St
Alexandria, VA
22314

Our store is located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, VA. We are 8 blocks from the King Street Metro station. We are 9 blocks from the waterfront, which is accessible via water taxi to National Harbor and Washington Harbor in Georgetown. We are served by the 2,5, and 7 DASH bus. On-street parking.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

+17036841435

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Because every handcrafted object has a life of meaning behind it

Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. We're a global maker‑to‑market movement. We're a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares — and to share in the joy of connecting with makers in ten thousand villages.

As a pioneer of fair trade, we do business differently, putting people and planet first. That means you can trust that every handmade purchase you make from us directly impacts the life and community of its maker in a developing country.

#LiveLifeFair

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Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandra sounds like an exciting and fun time!